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Organizing to Keep a UC System

Liat Krawczyk – New America Media; Video Post: Nov 14, 2009

The University of California is proposing fee increases of 32 percent, enrollment cuts for in-state students, layoffs, furloughs and increased class sizes. Many critics see a dangerous trend in these changes, one that is turning the public university system into a more private and exclusive one. This privatization, as they call it, leads to commodification of higher education, inequality in access to the university, funding disparities among departments, and a union-hostile environment. Students, faculty, and workers are now coming together in a struggle to save California’s public higher-education system. Be part of the action, join the CALL TO ACTION at UCLA on Wednesday November 18 to Thursday November 19.